Monster, WIRED and Ars Technica Form New Media Alliance
Monster's groundbreaking technology to power job boards for leading tech sites
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 2, 2012-- Monster® (NYSE: MWW), the worldwide leader in connecting people to job opportunities and the flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc., announced today it has entered into a new media alliance with WIRED (http://www.wired.com) and Ars Technica (http://www.arstechnica.com), the most trusted source in the world for tech news, to reach job seekers with skills in IT and technology and help match them with companies searching for talent with these capabilities. The specific terms of this agreement are not disclosed.
Monster will now power the job search function within both the WIRED and Ars Technica websites. With Monster's extensive inventory of IT and Technology jobs and its proprietary semantic search technology , which utilizes intuitive, concept based searching, with a human-like understanding of the recruiting process and hiring needs, WIRED and Ars Technica visitors will be able to find great jobs in their field with unrivalled precision. The new job search engine can be found at jobs.wired.com and jobs.arstechnica.com.
"The power of our semantic search technology and the targeted reach of WIRED and Ars Technica's technology-focused audience is a perfect match," said Ted Gilvar, Executive Vice President and Chief Global Marketing Officer for Monster.
More than 750,000 people visit WIRED and Ars Technica every day. By engaging in this targeted alliance, Monster will be able to provide employers access to a large pool of talent in the growing field of IT and technology.
As part of the alliance, there will also be featured career resources and job search information from WIRED and Monster such as a WIRED "How-To" series, focused on best practices in technology job searching, and "The Best Jobs in IT" highlighted on Ars Technica.
"WIRED and Ars Technica are committed to providing our readers the latest ideas on innovation every day," said Howard Mittman, VP and publisher for WIRED and Ars Technica. "The WIRED world moves at an extraordinary speed and this alliance provides an unmatched benefit to our community by quickly and accurately matching them to the wide breadth of IT jobs that Monster has using the latest innovative technology of semantic search."
WIRED is the first word on how ideas and innovation are changing the world. Each month in the magazine and every day online, our editors deliver a glimpse into the future of business, innovation and science. WIRED was named to Ad Age's A-List in 2010, was named "Magazine of the Decade" by AdWeek and has received three National Magazine Awards for general excellence in 2005, 2007 and 2009. WIRED.com was named 2009′s Best Magazine Website by AdWeek, Best News, Business & Finance Website in 2009 by MPA Digital and took home six Webby awards in 2009. WIRED and WIRED.com reach more than 14 million readers every month. Visit http://www.wired.com for more information.
About Ars Technica
Ars Technica is a highly respected technology site with one of the largest, most-active professional communities on the web. The site offers a mix of breaking news, in-depth trend analysis and practical how-to's for the user who not only needs to keep up with technology for his professional life, but is passionate about it in his personal life. Every month, over 7 million tech elites come to Ars Technica for, as the WSJ describes it, the "breadth of deeply techie coverage" that spans from enterprise IT to consumer electronics. Cited daily, Ars is the credible tech information source for more mainstream tech media outlets.
About Monster Worldwide
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW), parent company of Monster, the premier global online employment solution for more than a decade, strives to inspire people to improve their lives. With a local presence in key markets in North America, Europe, and Asia, Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. Through online media sites and services, Monster delivers vast, highly targeted audiences to advertisers. To learn more about Monster's industry-leading products and services, visit http://www.monster.com. More information about Monster Worldwide is available at http://about-monster.com.
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